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Fun Music Information -> Blue Oyster Cult

Album cover parody of Club Ninja by BLUE OYSTER CULT
Parody album cover
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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Blue Í╣ster Cult, Blue Oaster Cult


Blue Oyster sounds like a drink. So, I assume the "Cult" part must mean they're a bunch of alcoholics.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Band Name Origins:

  • The Band Got The Name From Their Manager Sandy Perlman Who Combined The Name Of A Recipe From A Book And The Occult. Submitted by: Mike Blancett
  • The band is named after their favorite beer, Blue Oyster. Submitted by: Jason M

Stupid Band Names:

  • How d'ya imagine a Blue Oyster? Or a Blue Cult? Why cult? It remembers me of a snob restaurant at the shore... their music is good, but that name... Submitted by: SnakeHipsBoy

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: BOC. Submitted by: Mark

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Let Go"This track was on their 1983 album "The Revolution By Night", and the the chanted letters "B, O, C" is an acronym for the band's name. Ironically, the lyrics were not written by the group, but by Ian Hunter. - neptunevsmars
"Blue Oyster Cult"From the album "Imaginos" (released in 1988) - SteveYCS

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Buck Dharma""He did a nice job on '82's "Flat Out", but he wound up staying with the band." - Tim Kramar

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"I'm On The Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep"A song about the Canadian mounted police which doesn't mention the title but does contain the phrase "red and black, it's their colour scheme", which gave the song the title "The Red And The Black" when it was rewritten and re-recorded a year later. - neptunevsmars

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Blue Oyster CultivatorsIf they retired and decided to become gardeners.Steve

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"She's As Beautiful As 0.3048 Meters""She's As Beautiful As A Foot"Eva Cave
"Joan Crawdad""Joan Crawford"Tess O. Gosset
"Joan Crawfish""Joan Crawford"Tess O. Gosset
"Don't Fear The Reefer""Don't Fear the Reaper"Rach

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll,"Rock And Roll is not a type of combustion.Karen Smith
"Shooting Shark,"How does a shark shoot?!Yvette Bristle
"Stairway to the Stars,"lotsa freakin stairsdinkerbell

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Advice," Christina Grimmie"Don't Fear The Reaper," Blue Oyster Cult
"Ugly," The Exies"She's As Beautiful As A Foot," Blue Oyster Cult
"Into The Fire," Dokken"Burning For You," Blue Oyster Cult
"Movies," Alien Ant Farm"Godzilla," Blue Oyster Cult
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Moo Crazy" originally "Moon Crazy"
As in Mad Cow Disease.
"Jan Crawford" originally "Joan Crawford"
Carmen Stokes
"Jon Crawford" originally "Joan Crawford"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Veteran Of The Psychic Wards" originally "Veteran Of The Psychic Wars"
Heard of psychiatric wards, but psychic wards?
"Stairway To The Stairs" originally "Stairway To The Stars"
When do we stop climbing? I'm pooped!
"Johan Crawford" originally "Joan Crawford"
Gender changes by insertion of a letter here!
Carmen Stokes
"Career Of Devil" originally "Career Of Evil"
Heather Brockwell

Change a Letter:

"Don't Near The Reaper" originally "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Candy Welty
"Don't Sear The Reaper" originally "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Candy Welty
"Don't Fear Toe Reaper" originally "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Candy Welty
"Don't Fear The Reamer" originally "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Candy Welty
"Don't Gear The Reaper" originally "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Don't Fear The Reaper""Don't Fear the Queers"eel deal
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper ""Don't Fear The 'keeper "Van S A'Parody
"Don't Fear The Reaper ""Don't Fear A 3er "yldcard
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper ""Don't Fear The 'keeper "Grandpa
"Don't Fear The Reaper""Why Fear The 3er"victoria
"Don't Fear The Reaper""Don't Fear A 3er"Mad Hatter
"Don't Fear the Reaper""Don't Fear Cucumbers"Trash Panda fan
"Don't Fear (The Reaper)""Don't Drink The Kool-Aid"PikaJoe
"Burnin' For You""Bernin' For You"Hu's On First
"Don't Fear the Reaper""Troll Fears the Bleacher"John A. Barry

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Godzilla"Godzilla (1998)" promoThe Nerd
Don't Fear The ReaperCombinesMatt Donnelly
Don't Fear The ReaperFuneral HomeK Flo
In TheeCondomsMr. Yoda

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
GodzillaTokyo Chamber of CommerceGeo P.
Don't Fear The ReaperSuicide HotlineDJ Riot
Burnin' For YouBurn Victim CenterEd
Don't Fear The ReaperSuicide HotlineAmbush Bug
Don't Fear The ReaperOld Folks HomeMark
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Let's Go Crazy
Moon Crazy
   Blue Oyster Cult
Let's Go Moon Crazy long as we don't moon anyone we know?
Glad To Be Gay
   Tom Robinson Band
Black Blade
   Blue Oyster Cult
Glad To Be A Black Gay Blade
Burning Down The House
   Talking Heads
Burning For You
   Blue Oyster Cult
Burning Down The House For You
But I didn't ask you to!
Dirty Laundry
   Don Henley
Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
   Blue Oyster Cult
Dirty Laundry On Flame With Rock And Roll
That smells worse than winds of change!
D. H. Nuts
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Blue Mink And Oyster Cult
Blue Mink combined with Blue Oyster Cult
Implies quite bizarre coalition of types of animals!
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Deepest Blue Oyster Cult
Deepest Blue combined with Blue Oyster Cult
Submitted By: Ralph
Deacon Blue Oyster Cult
Deacon Blue combined with Blue Oyster Cult
Submitted By: Edward
Bad Boys Blue Oyster Cult
Bad Boys Blue combined with Blue Oyster Cult
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Blue Oyster Cult Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"(Don't Fear) the Reaper"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
(Don't fear the reaper)
Misheard Lyrics:
History shows again and again
How nature winds up the falling of men.
Original Lyrics:
History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of men.
"Burnin' for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time ain't on my side
Turtle dovin' love
Original Lyrics:
Time ain't on my side
Time I'll never know
"(Don't Fear) the Reaper"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't feel the reader
Original Lyrics:
Don't fear the reaper
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Shadow of California"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you GD-ed right!
And you GD!
Original Lyrics:
Into the dark makes right
Into the darkness

Story about this misheard lyric by: I Saw BOC 2X, FREE!

Bad mishearing. The singer/writer Eric Bloom is Jewish and I figured he wouldn't be singing that. Also, BOC's lyrics are intelligent like RUSH. And both bands don't use swear words in their lyrics, as if they really needed to in the first place.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Don't Fear the Reaper"
Better Lyrics:
Don't smoke the reefer
Original Lyrics:
Don't fear the Reaper
Submitted by: Gamblor

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And don't forget my dog
Fixed and consequent
Why They're Nonsensical:
If you ask me, this is completely incomprehensible without the explanation. The 'dog' refers to the dog star Sirius, which remains fixed in the night sky and thus is useful for navigation.
Submitted by: Raoul
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
History shows again and again
how nature points out the folly of men
Go go Godzilla!
Why They're Nonsensical:
I agree wholeheartedly with the thesis, but not with Godzilla as an example from history. He's the title character from a film, so I don't think he appropriately fits in with the context.
Submitted by: Mike
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Joan Crawford"
The Lyrics:
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Who They Mention:
Joan Crawford A great song - sinister and funny at the same time: "Policemen are hiding behind the skirts of little girls."
Submitted by: Bucca Boy
"( Don't Fear ) The Reaper"
The Lyrics:
Romeo and Juliet are together in eternity
Who They Mention:
I'll just hum the Jeopardy theme while you think on this one.....hum - hum - hum - hum..... times up! If you said "ROMEO and JULIET" then you are correct! If you said "TOGETHER" or "ETERNITY" ( holy Trebek! )........then you lost!
Submitted by: funonthrun
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Burn In For You" originally "Burnin' For You"
Like burning out for someone is any better.
Submitted by: Peter

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Burning For You"
The Lyrics:
Burn out the day, burn out the night
I can't see no reason to put up a fight .
"can't see no" is a double negative. Proper diction would be "I can't see a reason" or "I see no reason."
Submitted by: Bob

Band Name Anagrams:

Clutter Be Lousy Submitted by: Alexis
Settle Your Club Submitted by: Alexis
Try Out Lee's Club Submitted by: Alexis
Sell Tryout Cube Submitted by: Alexis
Cute Trolley Bus Submitted by: Joe

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Don't Prefer The Area" originally "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Don't Prefer A Heater" originally "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Union For Ruby" originally "Burnin' For You"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Open A Redraft There" originally "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Submitted by: Ed
"Predate Another Ref" originally "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Submitted by: Ed

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

The Lyrics:
Oh, no. There goes Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
Submitted by: Royal Pfizbin

Songs That Are Banned:

"Godzilla (live)"
That's right, it's on THEIR OWN 1982 live album 'Extraterrestrial Live'. The singer gives his introduction to the song and on the CD you hear, 'Holy *BEEP*, it's Godzilla!'. they didn't need to censor themselves here.
Submitted by: I Saw BOC Live Twice for FREE!
"Joan Crawford"
Banned from MTV having a disturbing part in the video were a girl finds her mom and a man sharing a moment
Submitted by: bob

Super Long Pop Songs:

"(Don't Fear) The Reaper" Length: 5:08
Submitted by: John

Super Short Pop Songs:

"This Ain't the Summer of Love" Length: 2:22
Submitted by: Evan

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Yearnin' For Boo" originally "Burnin' For You"
Submitted by: neptunevsmars

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Don't Fear The Reaper"
The Lyrics:
Came the last night of sadness.
And it was clear that she couldn't go on.
Then the door was open and the wind appeared.
The candles blew then disappeared.
The curtains flew and then he appeared. (Saying don't be afraid.)
Come on, baby. (And she had no fear.)
And she ran to him. (Then they started to fly.)
They looked backward and said goodbye. (She had become like they are.)
She had taken his hand. (She had become like they are.)
Sounds like this female protagonist chose death.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Burnin' For You"
The Lyrics:
Burn out the day, burn out the night.
I can't see no reason to put up a fight.
Dern out the bay, burn out the night.
I can't see no freezin' to put up a right.
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Oyster crackers
Self explanatory
Submitted by: Mickey D.

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
Oh no, they say he's got to go go go Godzilla Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Godzilla
'Godzilla' was a 1954 film, although Godzilla has appeared in 28 films.
Submitted by: Bookworm7896

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Don't Fear The Reaper"
The Lyrics:
Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain
We can be like they are
Probably not a good ringtone to go off in a place, such as a hospital or hospice care facility, with a lot of terminally ill patients.
Submitted by: Peter

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